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5 Places in Cebu that will make you feel like you’re in Bali

With the pandemic cancelling all our plans for a vacation, we’re definitely in for one great adventure once this is all over. However, we have to bear in mind that more than the need to unwind, we should help our local business by supporting local.

To those who have been itching to have one good adventure someplace outside of the country, you need not to spend much because the Philippines has so much in store for you, especially if we’re talking about the famous spots in Bali, Indonesia.

The Queen City of the South has more than just beautiful beaches because new tourist attractions have been popping here and there. In need of Bali? Don’t go far, Cebu’s got you covered!

Here, we’ve enlisted five (5) places in Cebu where you’ll feel like you’re in Bali:

1. Treehouse de Valentine

Located in Brgy. Hingatmonan, Balamban Cebu, the Treehouse De Valentine is the perfect nest away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Rest, chill and dine right in the heart of nature – bathe in your own wooden bathtub, read by the balcony overlooking the river, and recollect on the most comfortable king-sized beds in this 3-bedroom abode.

Facilities:

  • 8-guest house — all exclusive to yourself.
  • 3 bedrooms:
    • Bedroom 1: 1 king bed,2 single beds
    • Bedroom 2: 1 king bed
    • Bedroom 3: 1 double bed
  • 3 baths

Rates:

NOTE: Walk-ins are NOT allowed. Make sure to book a reservation first using the links provided below.

  • ₱13,500 per night, good for 8pax (Private & Exclusive to your group)
  • Maximum of 8 persons only
  • Book now! Click this link first: https://www.airbnb.com/c/ramm357 and sign up. After signing up, head on to this link.

How to get there?

Exact location: Brgy. Hingatmonan, Balamban, Northwestern Cebu — 2-3 hours away from the city.

NOTE: Again, walk-ins are NOT allowed. Make sure to book a reservation first using the links provided above. From there, the host will be providing you with the complete instructions on how to get there. Below directions will just give you an idea of the transportation options.

BY PRIVATE CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and search for “Hingatmonan, Balamban, Cebu”. Parking space available. You can also rent a car via SquadPH Tours.

BY VAN: Take a V-hire from the Ayala Center Terminal going to Balamban via Transcentral highway route. Fare is P120 per person (one-way). Inform the driver to drop you off at Brgy. Hingatmonan.

2. Alhibé Farm

Ever wanted to just escape from the bustles in the city?

Alhibé Farm, a one hectare private property situated in the mountains of Carmen, was developed as a natural farm & a boutique mountain getaway for guests with families & friends who wants to take respite from city life and immerse oneself back to nature.

Photo by @jessejakedaan via IG

Hut Accommodation

Group Glamping Experience

  • ₱4,950 per night, good for 6pax
  • Huge Bell Tents will be the main camping accommodation at the campsite with comfortable 4 single floor mattress 1/2 inch thick each.
  • The main hut is also included in the accommodation that has 1 Bedroom with Full Size bed for 2 person for a total of 6 Guests.
  • Maximum of number of Guests can be 14 (Additional 2 Huge Bell Tents) with an additional rate per head perfect for a group camping experience.
  • The main hut also offers wide decks & terrace, common kitchen, common dining and covered toilet & bath.
  • Book now! Click this link first: https://www.airbnb.com/c/ramm357 and sign up. Then go to this link: https://abnb.me/AmZtmFSD2U

Other information

How to get there?

Exact location: Sito Baucan, Brgy. Sac-on, Carmen, Northern Cebu — at the back of the Cebu Safari & Adventure Park.

NOTE: Again, walk-ins are NOT allowed. Make sure to book a reservation first using the links provided above.

RENT A CAR: The farm offers air conditioned Van Transportation as per availability with certain charges. You can also rent a car via SquadPH Travels.

BY CAR: Just navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to Cebu Safari and Adventure Park. From there, ask around where you can find Alhibe Farm.

BY BUS: For commuting guests, a bus ride from the city’s North Terminal and getting off at Carmen Public Market is the easiest way. The farm is located in Barangay Sacon, 10km from the National Highway and is about a 30minute drive of uphills & downhills, river crossing & a single-lane rough road experience before arriving. There are no regular public transit system going to Barangay Sacon from the town proper, however Motorcycles for hire “habal-habal’’ are readily available for a P50 per head, minimum of 2 per trip. Most of the motorcycle drivers are familiar with the fenced farm, few meters from the MLhuillier’s Safari back gate going to Barangay Lanipga.

3. LAVA MOUNTAIN RIVER FARM

Only 45 minutes away from Cebu City, this resort seems so close and yet you will feel like you have been transported to a completely different place! It’s the perfect place for family gatherings, team buildings, or friends’ escapade.

Exclusive resort, bookings on reservation basis only. No walk-ins.

DAY USE (Exclusive)

  • P5,500 per night, good for 8pax
  • P500/head additional above 8 pax. Good for up to 35 pax
  • 9am to 5pm Only

Inclusions:

  • Use of Day Use Villa, Day Use Lounge, pool, and grilling area.
  • Purified drinking water provided.
  • Free use of plates and utensils.
  • NO corkage fees.
  • Prior reservation is required.

Optional:

  • Snacks (Puto Sikwate or Pinaypay Saging): ₱50 /head (minimum 10 pax order; advance notice required)
  • Boodle Fight ₱280 /head or Buffet ₱350 /head (minimum 10 pax for both; advance notice required)
  • Wild Boar Lechon: ₱4,500
  • Kitchen Use: ₱1,000 if below 20 pax; ₱500 extra charge per 10pax increment

OVERNIGHT STAY (Exclusive)

  • P8,500 per night, good for 8 pax
  • P700/head above 8 pax. Good for up to 30 pax.
  • Overnight is 12NN to 10AM the next day

Inclusions:

  • Use of pool, cottages and sleeping areas, and lounge in overnight area.
  • Purified drinking water and 2 bags of ice.
  • Free use of plates and utensils.
  • NO corkage fees.

Optional:

  • Breakfast: ₱100 /head
  • Boodle Fight ₱280 /head or Buffet ₱350 /head (minimum 10 pax for both)
  • Wild Boar Lechon: ₱4,000 to ₱4,500
    – All food orders require at least 2 days advance notice
  • Kitchen Use: ₱1,000 if below 20 pax; ₱500 extra charge per 10 pax increment
  • Exclusive booking (no Day Use group): at least 30 guests booking

CONTACT INFORMATION

How to get there?

Exact location: Biasong, Brgy. BonBon, Cebu City — going uphill, 3 km away from main road and will pass through not-so-concrete roads. 45 minutes to 1 hour away from the city.

There is no public vehicle that can take you directly to the resort. These are your options:

BY CAR: You may need a private vehicle to get to the place. Then navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Lava Mountain River Farm”. Ample parking space is available.

BY MOTORBIKE: You may also opt to ride a habal-habal from JY Square. It will cost around ₱150-200 per person; each motorbike can accommodate up to 2pax. Make sure to negotiate first before riding.

RENT A VAN: For a hassle-free trip, rent a van at SquadPH Tours and Travels.

4. The Fog House

Relax and rejuvenate your soul in one of the best mountain sceneries Cebu can offer. 

The Fog House, inspired literally by its natural scene, is perfectly located in the mountains of Cebu City. Your perfect getaway for relaxation or private group gatherings. 

  • Infinity pool with pressure jets
  • Karaoke with great sound system
  • Cable TV
  • H/C shower
  • 2 huge living rooms
  • 2 kitchens each with electric stoves and refrigerators
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • H/C water dispenser
  • Spa bed with in-house massage therapist

Rates:

NOTE: Walk-ins are NOT allowed. Make sure to book a reservation first using the link provided below.

  • ₱25,000 per night, good for 20pax
  • Excess person is charged ₱800. Max of 35pax only. The place is Exclusive to 1 group only.
  • Kitchen, grill and utensils are available. Karaoke is free to use.
  • NO Corkage fee.
  • Check-in: 3PM / Check-out: 12NN the next day
  • Book now! Click this link first: https://www.airbnb.com/c/ramm357 and sign up. Then go to this link.

Other information

  • Contact number: 0917-321-4976
  • Social: Facebook Page
  • Email address: N/A

How to get there?

Exact location: Brgy. Taptap, Cebu City — few meters away from Sirao Garden, 30-45 minutes away from JY Square Mall.

There is no public vehicle that can take you directly to The Fog House. The trip could take approximately 30-45 minutes from JY Square Mall. You may need a private vehicle to get to the place, rent the van via SquadPH Tours and Travels, or rent your own vhire or jeepney (pakyawan).

Just navigate via Waze or Google Maps and search for “The Fog House” Cebu.

NOTE: Again, walk-ins are NOT allowed. Make sure to book a reservation first using the links provided above. You can also book online here.

5. Bacalla Woods Campsite

You have probably come across this on your feed, or heard of it from your friends or elsewhere. It’s actually the talk of the town — particularly famous for being unusually existent in the province of Cebu. It seems out of this world yet many are eager to experience this astonishing wonder — the Bacalla Woods Campsite in San Fernando, Southern Cebu.

Rates:

  • Entrance fee: ₱100 per head
  • Hammock rental: ₱150
  • Overnight w/ breakfast (camping fee): ₱200 per person (inclusive of Electricity, Maintenance, Usage of CR, Drinking Water, Kitchen Use, and FREE Breakfast)
  • Room for 2: ₱1,300 per night
  • Tent rental: ₱1,000 (good for 10pax)

Other information:

  • WALK-INS ARE NOT ALLOWED. Make sure to book or reserve first before going.
  • Contact number: 0923-825-6945
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Facebook Page: link

How to get there?

Exact location: Libo, Ilaya, San Fernando, Cebu — near Hidden Paradise Resort, approx. 40km or 1-2 hour travel from the city.

From the South Bus Terminal, ride any bus you can find there — all buses will pass through San Fernando (P30-40 bus fare). Tell the konduktor to drop you off at the eskinita going to Hidden Paradise Mountain Resort. From there, ride a habal-habal to reach your destination (P100 fare per person). Just tell the driver that you’re going to Bacalla Woods.

You can also bring you own private vehicle. Simply navigate via Waze or Google Maps and search for Bacalla Woods Campsite in San Fernando.

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4 comments

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    Expectation vs reality.. Pag abot sa lugar nga nga hahaha

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    Rate for Alhibe Farm is inaccurate. Only available option per Airbnb (at the time of this comment) is 6,200.00 PHP (excluding service fee) for the whole farm with up to 6 guests. Additional guests are charged extra.

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